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History fail

Am I the only one bothered by the fact that The History Channel -- excuse me, "History" -- honored our fallen veterans this Memorial Day weekend with ... a Pawn Stars marathon?

My TV watching time was mostly spent on PBS.

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cbtreks
May. 30th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Another channel - AMC, maybe? I don't remember - did much better. They didn't do documentaries but they did do a war hero movie marathon. I remember seeing "Midway," "Heartbreak Ridge," "Hart's War," and part of "Flags of our Fathers." (Oddly, I don't think they showed a single John Wayne movie. Of course, that made room for all the non-Wayne war hero movies they did show.)

I've noticed in recent year that people are observing Veteran's Day less and less and that Veteran's Day is being conflated with Memorial Day. I find it annoying. (Not annoying that people honor all Veteran's on Memorial Day, but annoying that people are forgetting that the primary purpose of the day has always been to honor those who have given their lives in service of their county. McDonald's remembers! They had their flag at half mast all day Monday.)
ozma914
May. 31st, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I don't remember the network myself, now, but I recorded two movies off of it: "Midway" and "The Battle of the Bulge". They should have shown "The Longest Day", since between those three movies would have been everyone who was anyone in Hollywood -- including The Duke.

I agree -- we should keep those two holidays specific.

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